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LizCastro
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Registered: ‎05-06-2011
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No Contact Info in Ebooks??

I just read the FAQ on Content Policy (http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/pubit_app/bn?t=support) and was surprised to read this:

 

The information that describes your eBook (Product Data) is also subject to our Content Policy. Please note the following data points that are not permitted in your Product Data:

  • Hyperlinks of any kind, including email addresses.
  • Request for action (i.e.: "If you like this book, please write me a review.").
  • Advertisements or promotional material (including author events, seminars, etc.).
  • Contact information for the author or publisher.



Is that for real? Are you saying I can't put contact information for the author or publisher in my ebook??

 

thanks,

Liz

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kateharp
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Re: No Contact Info in Ebooks??

The whole point of an ebook is to have active links.  I think that info you saw is way outdated.  All my books depend on links and they would be quite boring without them.

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LizCastro
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Re: No Contact Info in Ebooks??

It sure seems outdated, but it is currently posted on the Barnes & Noble site at the link I gave. That seems to be their current policy. Whether they enforce it or not is another story.

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CodyFord
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Re: No Contact Info in Ebooks??

"information that describes your eBook"

Not the content of the ebook itself.

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Nathanwrann
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Re: No Contact Info in Ebooks??

I don't think this is referring to the content of your ebook.

 

Based on the following portion: "Please note the following data points that are not permitted in your Product Data:"

 

I would say that this is referring to your product (book) description page in the barnes & noble store. They don't want their store to be a portal to your own personal site. Otherwise your description could read: "Thanks for finding my book here, if you go to www.mysite.com you'll be able to buy this book plus get one free."